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Disk shaped purple lump on outside of vagina - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions

Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hello. I have a very personal health question. Too embarassed to go to the Dr. and ask.
Doctor :   sure, u can ask
Doctor :   feel free to talk to doctor
Doctor :   they are always there to help you
User :   What does it mean if someone has a pea sized, disk shaped, purple lump on the outside of their vagina?
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the person-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height.
Doctor :   it could be a cyst
User :   I'm 25, a female, a stay at home mom , single 5'1" and 172lbs. Does it have to be removed or is it dangerous?
Doctor :   sweat gland cysts
User :   Are they dangerous?
User :   And is there anyway to get rid of it?
Doctor :   do u have pain during sexual intercourse
Doctor :   it could be the that
Doctor :   to confirm what kind of cyst
Doctor :   u need to doctor
User :   Not during but a lot after.
Doctor :   yes it could
Doctor :   Vaginal cysts can be treated . Sometimes, the cysts will go away on their own.
Doctor :   it needs to surgically removed
User :   This one hasn't gone away for quite some time and it's just getting darker and starting to get painful.
User :   So then I should go talk to my regular family physician about it?
Doctor :   Your doctor may take a sample from the mass and perform a biopsy to rule out vaginal cancer. If the cyst is located under the bladder or urethra, x-ray tests may be required to make sure the cyst does not involve these the bladder or urethra.

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